Thursday, April 30, 2009

National Infertility Week

Infertility is hard.
Miscarrying is hard.
Having a sick baby is hard.
Losing a baby is hard.

Wanting something with all of your heart and not having it is devestating. Loss of any kind is painful to endure. While every circumstance is different, every loss is the same in that it is a loss of dreams. Dreams of health, wholeness, life... Some of us experience multiple losses. Others seem to have everything physically present and wonderful, yet many of those have still suffered major loss in their hearts. Loss is hard, but there is hope. Hope!

My favorite passage: Psalm 37: 3-5

"3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."

This is so beautiful, and speaks to all of us:

Wherever you are in the great line-up of life, be there. Remember God's goodness. Call to mind and dwell on the things He has been faithful in. Your breath this morning, green grass outside, food, whatever MAJOR things He has done for you in the past... Purpose in your heart to delight in the Lord. Enjoy Him. He will put desires in your heart. Commit your days to Him. Trust Him, and He WILL bring those desires to pass. God never backs down on a promise. In our finite minds, we struggle to understand His infinite ways, but He is good and His mercies are new every morning.

Two great articles on infertility:

One at Kelly's Korner - and one at - Home: Hands Full, Hearts Full, Quiver Full


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